Home Depot Gets Green Light For $3M FCRA Deal

By Vin Gurrieri (January 22, 2016, 7:56 PM EST) -- A California federal judge gave the seal of approval Friday to Home Depot's agreement to pay $3 million to resolve a putative class action accusing it of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by using flawed job application background check forms.

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter granted final approval to the settlement between Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. and named plaintiff Irene Fernandez, who filed suit on behalf of more than 150,000 people who applied for jobs with the retailer using the allegedly non-compliant background check forms since April 2011.

"The court has considered all relevant factors for determining the fairness...

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